About the Parent Council

The Parent Council is made up of a  group of parents who represent the views of all parents and guardians of children at Ratho Primary School, the "Parent Forum".  Being a parent, guardian or carer of a child attending our school means you are automatically a member of the "Parent Forum" and being a member entitles you to have a say in what happens at the school. The Parent Council is the official body through which the Head Teacher, Ms Denise Penrose, communicates with parents.  
Legislation which came in to force in August 2007 gave Parent Councils a key voice in the running of schools. They are statutory bodies, in other words they will be important and influential as they will be recognised in law. The school and the local authority must listen to what the Parent Council says and give it a proper response. 
The initial meetings of the Parent Council in 2007 established a constitution - the final version of this document can be found at the bottom of this page.
The role of the Parent Council is to:
  • support the school in its work with pupils
  • represent the views of all parents
  • encourage links between the school, parents, pupils, pre-school groups and the wider community
  • report back to the Parent Forum.
The Parent Council meets every month during term time - on the 1st Tuesday of the month. We start our meetings with a joint session with the PTA - the group that organises all the fundraising activities to support the school. Our meetings are open to any parent or guardian with a child at the school or nursery to attend. The agenda is normally posted in the school newsletter the week before.



Subpages (1): Constitution